12.23.2010

Good Quote...

"When you pursue the heart of God and He becomes your focus and love, you aren't gonna want the things of the world because you know they don't please His heart. Live your life to please the heart of the Father. Don't live a life that is below your calling." - Lauren Barlow

I love that quote!! It fits perfectly with the season that I am in now! I hope you enjoyed it as well. Stay blessed! Merry CHRISTmas!!!

12.22.2010

"So This Is Christmas"..

So it is Christmas time as you know, how wonderful it is! But you know it can be bittersweet when you are missing the ones you love for whatever reason.. death, broken relationship, fighting in the war, out of state, out of the Country, etc. Right now that's how it is for me. Two people I loved dearly are not on this earth any longer and it can be sad to think about now having them here to celebrate the life (and death and Resurrection) of our precious Savior. But I know that they must be having the most wonderful time in Heaven with Jesus Himself!

Any who, I have been thinking about this. It is kind of irritating that the only time it seems people are nice to one another and everyone gets along and everyone gives is during this time of the year. You can't go to a store without someone asking you if you want to donate to an organization. For clarification I have NO problem with people being nice or giving, that is great and is exactly what followers of Jesus should be doing not to earn God's love but because "faith without works is dead.", however it does sadden me that once Christmas is over and the high of giving is done and gone the world will go back to the way it was and all love and giving and stuff like that will be gone.. or will it?

See sometimes it's easy to be negative. It's easy to see the world and all it's problems.. but you know what? There is good around us too. The mother who though she has no money will be buying her child (or children) the best gifts she possibly can because she wants them to have hope. The family who has had their house burned down not once but twice in less than 30 days apart (yes really!) but is reminded that God works together for their good. The man in the hospital with leukemia who desperately needs healing (and prayers please!!) and will be spending Christmas in a hospital bed yet has all the hope and excitement for the future. These people have not only kept the faith but they are our future! These are the people of God who will change the world.  Will we join them? Will take over the world not for ourselves and not for others but for Christ?

This is truly one of the most wonderful times of the year. As tears fill my eyes it is not just tears of sorrow for the broken and the homeless and the hurting, but tears of joy for the future we have possible because of Jesus. Jesus is the reason for the season, not santa, not presents, not giving, not anything other than Him and who He is. He is enough for us! He is enough for you! And He is certainly enough for me. We have all we need in Him! Thank God!! Praise God!! Have a Merry CHRISTmas and spend time on that special day thinking of all He has done for us, I know I shall be doing so. :) God bless you all! I love you truly!!!

My Life..

So sorry for the blogging or lack thereof. I have been busy.. and distracted. God is good and He is faithful and even when my eyes are turned to the "right and to the left" (foolishly by the way) He is still there waiting for me. Not quite sure why but I am so thankful for His love.

So an update on life and what I have been learning.. let's start from here....
I have messed up. Time and time again. I have failed God over and over.. I felt hopeless for the last 2 weeks because I have been struggling so. I know, not the pretty "perfect" Christian life you would think, but this is real life because we have a real God and a real enemy who likes to "steal, kill, and destroy." And I have given in too much lately. I have asked for forgiveness, repented of my sin and I believe with all my heart that God has forgiven me and given me a fresh start.

So then I had a few distractions here and there, one being worldly things and the others have been.. boys. I know I know, I have posted several times on saying that I was going to be single for life because that's what I wanted, but now I am not sure. God will show me His will. As for now I am single and not looking. I am not sure who I am so how can I date someone and try and keep my morals and standards and such when I am still a little baby in Christ? Now I am trying hard to get back to being stuck to God like super glue. I have to spend more time with the Lord and keep my focus on Him. It is my top priority.. now. Before I had gotten lost again but God has found me and brought me back to Him and for that I am thankful.

So that's pretty much been my life for the past few weeks. I haven't posted in a while because I felt as though I had no right to tell people to live for God if I myself were struggling so. I'm here to tell you, we will have struggles as followers of Jesus but instead of running towards the world (as I did) run closer to Jesus and He will get you through!! Have a blessed night!!

12.04.2010

Deuteronomy 31:6

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” - Deuteronomy 31:6

This verse brought me lots of comfort when I read it and when I think about it. I love knowing that God is always with me. :) He is with you too!!! Be blessed!